Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review: Beyond Possession by Kit Rocha

Tatiana Stone has worked hard to establish herself as one of Sector Four's most skilled crafters. All she wants is peace--but the sins of her father haunt her. He ruled the sector as a petty tyrant before the O'Kane takeover, and plenty of people harbor bitter memories of his cruelty. Especially now that Tatiana's beloved baby sister has fallen in with a man who wants to start a revolution.

Zan failed his boss once, and it won't happen again. So when Dallas O'Kane asks him to defuse the rebellion brewing in the sector, he'll do whatever it takes to get the job done--including seduce Tatiana. It's the perfect opportunity to get closer to the pretty crafter and complete his mission. But what he discovers is a fiery, passionate woman--and an affair that could destroy them both.

What I thought about Beyond Possession
Tatiana Stone walks a fine line.  Supporting the O'Kanes ticks off her father's former supporters and going against them, well, that's not an option either for obvious reasons. And then there's Zan.  He wants Tatiana, but he knows enough about her to know he needs to go slow and easy or Tatiana will reject him.  Tatiana isn't all that different than the other women in Sector Four -- she values her independence.

When Tatiana's sister Catalina gets involved with Wallace, the man wanting to unseat Dallas O'Kane as leader of Sector Four, Tatiana knows it won't end well.  She's got to do whatever she can to protect her sister, even if that means openly supporting the O'Kanes. 

I liked Zan and Tatiana together. I loved how Zan tried to understand Tatiana and held back even when he didn't really want to. His feelings were there in a significant way.  I liked Tatiana too and understood her dilemma, but I'm starting to feel that the ladies of Sector Four are becoming a bit one-note for me. I know times are tough in the sectors, but it would be nice to see one of the ladies pursue the alpha for a bit of variety.

What I loved most about this novella was the political aspects and how everyone came together under Dallas and Lex's leadership. There was lots of exciting action at the end, too, and the women really kicked some serious ass, not only with their courage but with their strategies when everything started going to hell.  Loved, loved, loved that part of the story.  

Overall, I still love this series, the characters, the setting and the intricate plots. There are times when the internal narration is a bit unclear, but I can move past that to the good stuff -- the politics and the relationships of a new world.


ARC provided for review.

About the Author


Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance. 

The series has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and was honored with a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice award. Find out more at, or sign up to be notified of their next release at

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Anonymous said...

Yes. You said what I felt better than I did in my review. lol

Trader Mare said...

The whole "I can't share my feelings with the guy/gal I'm attracted to because I value my independence" thinking is getting a little old for me. I'd love to see one of the women pursue one of the men with the same enthusiasm the men pursue their ladies and their men. Great dose of Dallas in this one. Loved that part. He's still my fav... :)